Monday, 16 February 2009

Wolhemel blanket block 9 and Austrailian Aid

I know we have all been shocked at what has happened in Australia, but as always, it has given people an opportunity to show their generosity. Lorraine over at http://chookasmum.blogspot.com/ is collecting bits and pieces to pass on to those that have lost everything. I am sure she will be grateful for any help anyone can provide.

Yesterday, I had a search through and have put together a parcel to send. There are knitting needles and stitch holders for knitters, a tapestry frame, a couple of cushion squares and fat quarters for quilters, some cross stitch kits, and some floss and tapestry wools. I will get them into the post later in the week and hopefully they will be a start to building up someones stash. At least it will give someone a crafting opportunity. I did block nine yesterday afternoon. These blocks of stitches have a wrap around stitch which adds another dimension to the stocking stitch.
The next block has cables on it, so I have to buy some more yarn.
On stitchersheaven yahoo group, there is bingo from time to time. As winner of the last one, it is my pleasure to organise this one. Yesterday I was thinking of different ways of finishing stitching for my list of words. I now have to remember to post it and then draw the words every day. Now that will be a challenge.
I was hoping that today would be a full day of stitching. The schools are on half term, so the boys and I usually have a relaxing week. However, an important letter has gone walk about, so my precious stitching time is going to be used sorting paperwork. Not much fun, methinks.


8 comments:

nutmegg said...

As an Australian I want to thank you for thinking about us, I'm lucky as I am no-where near the fires but I have family who lost a relative in them.It is a sad time for us but we will recover.Again thank you for your kind thoughts....Margaret

Quirky said...

You are wonderful! *hugs the stuffing out of you*

Rudee said...

I love that wrap stitch block. I did one similar to that for a breast cancer afghan that was raffled.

It's so sad about those fires in Australia. It's kind of you to give supplies for crafting. Perhaps it'll bring joy to someone going through terrible hardship.

zetor said...

Love that block, such a nice pattern. I agree, about Australia, here we are complaining about a little snow! I will check out that blog.

Terry said...

It's wonderful of you to send off a package of crafting supplies. I'm sure it will be a blessing to those who receive these things.

Elena said...

That is so sad about Australia...
I know how somebody will appreciate your gift, Jane!
Your block is so pretty!

averyclaire said...

Have never seen this kind of wrapped stitch. It's quite lovely.
The loss in Australia is over-whelming. Your package will be greatly appreciated I am sure. We did something similar here when hurricane Katrina hit the south.

Karan said...

What a lovely thing to do. :0)
The latest two blocks are lovely. Hope you find the letter soon. :0)